Close reading is an important strategy for readers to use. In my classroom, I love using songs to teach close reading. This checklist was designed to help guide struggling readers through the process.
Close Reading Reminders:
-circle unknown words or phrases
-underline clues and make meaning
-circle interesting words or phrases
-jot notes to check for understanding
-underline EVIDENCE to support the THEME
I have uploaded 2 versions of the checklist. One is the size of a full page. The other is about 1/4 of a page and can be easily cut and pasted right on a student's paper for easy access!